Yehuda Shoenfeld

Yehuda Shoenfeld

Founder of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at Sheba Medical Center
(Affiliated to Tel-Aviv University)
Past Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for the Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Aviv University
Head of The Mosaic of Autoimmunity Project of Saint Petersburg University
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Visiting Professor)

Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld is the founder and head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at the Sheba Medical Center which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University, in Israel. Dr. Shoenfeld is the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases at the Tel-Aviv University.

His clinical and scientific works focus on autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, and he has published more than 2015 papers in journals such as New Eng J Med, Nature, Lancet, Proc Nat Acad Scie, J Clin Invest, J Immunol, Blood, FASEB, J Exp Med, Circulation, Cancer and others. His articles have had over 65,000 citations. He has written more than three hundred and fifty chapters in books, and has authored and edited 40 books, some of which became cornerstones in science and clinical practice, such as “The Mosaic of Autoimmunity”, “Infections and Autoimmunity” and the textbook “Autoantibodies” and “Diagnostic criteria of autoimmune diseases”, all of which were published by Elsevier and sold by the thousands.

He is on the editorial board of 43 journals in the field of rheumatology and autoimmunity and is the founder and the editor of the IMAJ (Israel Medical Association Journal) the representative journal of science and medicine in the English language in Israel, and also is the founder and Editor of the “Autoimmunity Reviews” (Elsevier) (Impact factor 8.9) and Co-Editor of “Journal of Autoimmunity” (Impact factor 8.0). He has organized over 40 international congresses on autoimmunity.

Prof. Shoenfeld received the EULAR prize in 2005, in Vienna, Austria: “The infectious etiology of anti-phospholipid syndrome”. He is an honorary member of the Hungarian Association of Rheumatology and the Royal Society of Physicians (UK). In UC Davis, USA, Dr. Shoenfeld received the Nelson’s Prize for Humanity and Science for 2008. In 2009 he was honored as Doctoris Honoris Causa, from Debrecen University (Hungary), and from 2009 he is honorary member of the Slovenian National Academy of Sciences. He has recently been awarded a Life Contribution Prize in Internal Medicine in Israel, 2012 as well as the ACR Master Award in 2013.In 2018 he received Doctoris honoris causa from Hasselt university in Belgium.
Prof. Shoenfeld has described two new syndromes: the ASIA syndrome (Autoimmune Syndromes Induced by Adjuvants) and the Hyperferritinemic Syndrome.

Prof. Shoenfeld was head of department of internal medicine for 27 years and has educated a long list of students (>41) being heads of departments and institutes.